Joint project KMU Innovativ
Research area: Communication Systems, IT Security
Duration: 01.09.2007 - 29.02.2020
In logistics, there is a high density of data that needs to be accessed in different places and by different people. In this case, a variety of information on the goods to be transported is crucial: weight, size, content (dangerous goods, fragile or perishable goods), temperature, humidity (important, especially for the transport of perishable goods), customs information (time, note), last opening of the Containers (time, person), destination, starting location, position log (GPS), and possibly a variety of other parameters.
This information is required throughout the transport process, as it depends on, for example, fuel quantities, loading position and customs restrictions. However, it is not optimal to make these constantly available via the cloud, although they can be collected and provided locally through sensors on the container and local gateways. Local access to this information via a "new" link layer can significantly increase efficiency in logistics, but also in many other fields of application in the (future) Internet of Things (IoT) (shorter data provision times, less traffic between gateway and cloud, better utilization of local hardware resources, lower power consumption of the terminals). The connection layer of powerful edge devices ("edge devices") is called a "fog layer". The development of a secure fog layer is the central subject of research and innovation in the research project "SecureFog".
SecureFog provides and demonstrates for the first time a secure and at the same time highly efficient IoT platform, exemplary for logistics. The innovative security mechanisms of SecureFog are tailor-made to the requirements of the industrial environment. SecureFog provides both users and service providers with a powerful development environment for fast and secure services in (industrial) IoT.
Our project contribution:
PHYSEC GmbH offers innovative security concepts for authentication and encryption in the Internet of Things. PHYSEC technology is based on the unique combination of complexity and information theory cryptography. Through close cooperation with renowned national and international institutes and universities, PHYSEC is constantly working to improve and further develop the technology.
The Department of Telecommunication Networks (TKN) at the TU Berlin is one of the leading research groups in the field of network technologies. TKN is engaged in the design and evaluation of architectures and protocols for communication networks in wireless, mobile communication systems, with special emphasis on performance optimization and quality assurance (QoS).
In the SecureFog project, TKN leads the research activities focused on the development of scalable fog protocols and their evaluation in the TWIST testbed: